Toyotaro Tabata

Toyotaro Tabata

He was born on 25 July 1891. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Nakamaye Tabata (wife; nee Nakayame Sayo; in Japan), Kiyo Tabata (daughter; in Japan), George Tabata (son; in Japan), Kosaburo Tabata (son; in Japan), Seishiro Tabata (son; in Japan) and Yutaka Tabata (son). His home address is listed as House No. 22, PO Box 14, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to PO Box 14, Rural Route No. 1, Lorette, MB and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameToyotaro Tabata
Custodian Identification Number1035
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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